JetBlue announced it will no longer operate its Vineyard to White Plains, N.Y. route due to low numbers of passengers.

The airline notified Martha’s Vineyard Airport last week that the flights to and from Westchester County, which ran about once a day in the summer, would be discontinued in 2024, said Geoff Freeman, the airport director. 

JetBlue started the Westchester County route last year; Cape Air and Tradewinds Aviation plan to run flights there in 2024, Mr. Freeman said. 

JetBlue told the airport about the change when it submitted its draft schedule for the year. The seasonal airlines are all in the midst of firming up their travel plans for the summer season, Mr. Freeman said.

The Martha’s Vineyard-Westchester route has run sporadically over the years. Changes to New York City flights are also likely, though Mr. Freeman didn’t expect that would result in fewer trips. 

“Service to the city will remain the same but the carriers may be changing,” he said. 

Finalized flight schedules for the Island airport are expected in mid-February and Mr. Freeman said this year’s flights would mirror 2023. 

“[It’s] basically the same service numbers as last year and the year before,” he said.

The JetBlue decision to pull the Westchester route comes as the airline has been trying to acquire Spirit Airlines. On Friday, in the wake of a federal judge blocking the merger, JetBlue said it might back out of the buyout deal.